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Restaurant & Market Deliveries and Open Services
If your business is allowed to operate during the lockdown, send in your details for inclusion to let Readers know. If you know for certain a restaurant is still delivering (none should be offering take-away at this point), have them send in the details including Name of Restaurant, Location, Phone Number, Hours and a photo of their menu (optional). Unfortunately I have received some inaccurate info from well meaning 3rd parties which has caused problems. So now these businesses must submit their own posts, although I will in this case allow them to post even if they are not subscribers. -Ed.
Bar Atila Home Delivery Service- Puente don Manuel:
630 393 290 or WhatsApp
Deliveries 7 days a week 5.00pm – 8.00pm,
please pre-order well in advance because these times are very popular.
We are now fully licensed for Home Deliveries.
Please make your order from our menu below.
Sorry Payments in cash only.
Thank you for your understanding and please keep safe.
Contact Frank at Bar Atila for a home delivery
630 393 290 (WhatsApp)
Puente don Manuel
Restaurante NuevaTahona- Frigiliana: Delivering food daily 6 to 10pm. Delivery area approx 5Km from Plaza de las Tres Culturas 6, 29788 Frigiliana. DELIVERY ONLY.
+34 951 080 150
+34 651 361 514
(Thanks to Andrew C. for this info. -Ed.)
Offer of help from the Mayor and Torrox Council: If you know of any people who are old, sick or disabled, who live alone and do not have family close by or close friends to support them, and they need to get hold of medicinal supplies, etc., call (0034) 952 530 473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, a list of supermarkets who will deliver:
-Congelados y alimentación “Virgin del Carmen”,
Tel 670 891 052
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge
-Supermercado “El Pino”
679 929 292
Will deliver to Torrox, Torrox Park, Peñoncillo, Torrox Costa
Minimum purchase 40 euros
-Cárnicas Malagueños, Torrox
Calle Pontil 30, Torrox
650 501 150 (Francis)
631 571 613 (Herminia)
666 268 655 (Janet)
Will deliver to Torrox village
-Supermercado Covirán El Morche
Calle axarquia, 3
952 532 029
676 275 622
-Supermercado Covirán “La “Despensa”
Carretera Almería, Edf. Los Llanos 3, local 13, La Carrara
Will deliver to Urb. Generación 27, area around Los Llanos and Santa Rosa
-mini Market Las Niñas
C/Dona Elisa Ortigosa, 3
654 359 488 Jose
634 783 584
Will deliver to Torrox pueblo, Rabitilla and Trocha
-Supermercado Covirán (Chelo)
C/Jose Ariza, 22 bajo, locales 5 & 6
653 124 226
No minimum purchase, no delivery charge to all of Torrox.
These shops have adapted to help support us. Let’s support our local shops.
Margaret Riordan, Torrox, MaRiordan at aol dot com
(Many thanks to Margaret for translating and typing all this out! -Ed.)
Home delivery by Haveli: Haveli Restaurant – Since 1987
Nerja & Eastern Costa del Sol’s Premier Indian Restaurant
Cristo 44 (Post Office Street), Nerja
Make your day with some great food!
Choice of Indian and International dishes
Call 605110307 or 952524297
Free home delivery
You may also order a combo from our Indian Menu
Deliveries 7 days a week – 1 pm to 7 pm
We request payments in cash only. Click menu below to view full size.
Restaurant Meson Mudejar Food Delivery: We cover the areas of Archez, Canillas de Albaida, Competa, Corumbela, Sayalonga, Salares and Sedella.
DELIVERY ONLY ( delivery is free ).
682 489 949 please call or contact us on Whatsapp.
Deliveries 7 days a week. Please contact us one day before and we deliver the next day.
Our menu can be found on our website:
Payments in cash only.
Thank you and stay safe.
Granada: Voldistribución, the company that distributes Mahou & San Miguel beers, has launched the initiative “Stay at home. Voldis brings the bar to your house in Granada!”
Deliveries within 48 hours from the order and the shipments will have no cost beyond that of the products ordered. In addition to beer, customers may include wine, water, juices or preserves, among others.
Mobile & WhatsApp: 660 746 355
Landline: 958 491 280
Restaurante La Joya: Food Delivery in Nerja, Frigiliana and Torrox area. Menu changes Thursdays. Click here to visit our FB page with updated menus, FB link
Pre-order with Natalia on 675861719 via WhatsApp or by calling.
Los Huertos 54, 29780 Nerja
Dentadanes open for emergencies: Dear patients,
We hope you are well and staying safe. We are!
We are open Monday to Friday 10-12 to help with emergencies. Please call in advance for us to send you a travel permit.
Please note we are closed Thursday 9/4-12/4 for Easter holidays.
For more information visit our web page (dentadanes.com) or contact us
on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/dentadanes/
Tlf: 952 529 666
Nete Larsen, Colegio de dentistas de Málaga No. 29002158
Delivery Service Website- With 200 Listings of Businesses Serving Benajarafe to Marbella: The site is a combination of English and Spanish, very easy to use. Includes a map, and a search function to locate the nearest biz offering a specified service.
Mandy’s Paintbox: I am a painter and decorator inside and outside i paint and spray furniture , doors and kitchen units also i am Legal and papered with permission to return to work. I cover most area from la herradura to velez malaga. I live in frigiliana. Mandy.
my email email@example.com
telephone 680739577 whatsapp the same number
LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries:
Thanks to Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga for this info!
Wholesaler LOYPAR is located in the Velez Malaga “Poligonos Industriales.”
They carry everything including liquor. LOYPAR is now providing home deliveries.
You can find their website at www.Loypar.com. They have a great website and they are adding more products every day including fresh produce.
Antonio Lopez can be contacted at pedidos AT lopezpardo DOT com or WhatsApp at 34 697 210 813. He speaks perfect English. He is very responsive and helpful.
Tell him David and Anna from Vetiver Spain referred you.
David y Anna ; Info at vetiverspain dot com
www.vetiverspain.com ; (34) 692 288 657
Bakers Bar Home Deliveries: Running from Thursday to Sunday from 530PM until 10PM. Playa Burriana, Nerja
952526880 OR Whatsapp 626268958
Phone Number Updated- Potters Bar & Terrace, Nerja: Home delivery.
Due to popular demand we have increased our deliveries to 4 days per week. Available to take orders throughout the week, by contacting 685435767
Cooltec Services: Open to work on unoccupied buildings only. We have been on the Costa for 13 years, installing air conditioning to cool and heat your home. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, highest standards of work and customer service.
City and Guilds trained with over 35 years experience.
Our range of services include-
Installations of air conditioning, breakdowns and servicing.
Solar hot water
Swimming pool heat pumps
Heat pump boilers
Visit our Facebook page to read our reviews https://www.facebook.com/cooltecairconditioning/
Call us on 663728798
Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent
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Recommendations & Requests
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE THE LOCATION (nearest town) OF THE SENDER. I will not publish them without it, I will simply return it for correction.
Endesa 15% Discount: Several readers have reported that they have completed the process successfully. However none of them included their location, so I can’t post their submissions. -Ed.
Poem from 29/4/2020: Readers report the anonymous poem posted yesterday was written by Pam Ayres.
Thanks to Barbara M and Jean B. for the info. -Ed.
Loypar Recommendation: I received my first order from Loypar grocery delivery service. It was delivered early the next day. The items were of high quality. If you need food delivered I would not hesitate to recommend them. See their contact info in the Restaurant & Market Deliveries and Open Services section. Naythan, Torrox Costa, doctorlaptop At protonmail DoT com
News & Articles
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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.
For the latest pandemic info visit:
World Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 29, 2020, 23:55 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 3,216,808 , up from 3,138,115
Total Deaths: 227,906 , up from 217,970
Spain Coronavirus Cases: Last updated- April 29, 2020, 23:55 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 236,899 , up from 232,128
Total Deaths: 24,275 , up from 23,822
Andalucia Coronavirus Cases: Last Updated- Wednesday 29-04-2020 at 14.53
There have been 13.501 positive tests in Andalucia, up 251 on day before. Within this number at least 1.497 people had tested positive to Coronavirus antibodies but did not have any symptoms at the time of the test. Ministry of Sanidad in Madrid only states there were 12.004 confirmed cases in Andalucia, and on 26-04-2020 stopped publishing the data to calculate the higher figure. However the Junta de Andalucia Salud still publishes its figure a few hours later
There have been 1.188 deaths in Andalucia, 20 more than the day before. We have stopped reporting cured cases as it turns out ‘curados’ meant ‘discharged from hospital’ in both Ministerio de Sanidad and Junta de Andalucia Salud statistics and not cured. Confirmed cases that required hospital admission in Andalucia are 5.832, 39 new admissions in the day. Confirmed cases that required hospital intensive care in Andalucia number 722, 1 new admissions in the day.
Costa del Sol Coronavirus: Last Updated- Wednesday 29-04-2020 at 14.53
The Costa del Sol (health district) had recorded 602 confirmed cases (5 Monday, 2 Sunday, 3 Saturday, 16 Friday, 10 on Thursday, 13 on Wednesday, 17 on Tuesday, 1 on Monday), 38 deaths (last 1 on Thursday 23rd, none Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 19th , 2 on Saturday 18th). Costa del Sol data up to the evening of 27-04-2020. This data has only been published since 10-04-2020 and only one day’s data is available on Junta de Andalucia website. Since 27-04-2020 municipal data is published.
Malaga Province Coronavirus: Last Updated- 29/04/2020 20:06
Total Cases: 3,210 , up from 3,093
Total Deaths: 253 , up from 250
UK Coronavirus: Last Updated- April 29, 2020, 23:55 GMT
Total Coronavirus Cases: 165,221 , up from 161,145
Total Deaths: 26,097 , up from 21,678
Power Outage: Power went out from 11pm till 12:30am in Torrox Costa last night.
Spain’s opposition parties threaten to file lawsuits against PM & government for ‘criminal offences’ during Covid-19 crisis & withhold support for another lockdown extension: Today’s debate in Congress increased doubts around whether the opposition parties will support the Government’s request for a fourth extension to the State of Alarm – for another 15 days after May 10. Sánchez’s coalition government, which is made up of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and left-wing party Unidas Podemos currently relies on the support of the opposition parties in order to pass legislation. However, the opposition parties, particularly Vox and PP, are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Government’s lack of communication, particularly around the country’s de-escalation plans. Both the PP and Ciudadanos complained that the Government had not consulted these plans with them before announcing them. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/29/spains-opposition-parties-threaten-to-file-lawsuits-against-spains-pm-government-for-criminal-offences-during-covid-19-crisis-withhold-support-for-another-lock/
More details: The leader of the main opposition Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, today repeatedly accused Sánchez of lying during the coronavirus crisis, and warned that his group may abstain at the upcoming vote. Center-right Ciudadanos (Citizens), meanwhile, also criticized the government in Congress today, and left its support up in the air. Gabriel Rufián, from ERC, explained that his party was closer to voting no. The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) announced last week that if the government did not agree the next steps it would be taking with the regions, it would withdraw its support. Source: https://english.elpais.com/politics/2020-04-29/government-faces-fresh-criticism-in-congress-may-lack-support-for-new-state-of-alarm.html
Drug proves effective against virus: Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus, an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients, in a major medical advance. The U.S. government said it is working to make the antiviral medication remdesivir available to patients as quickly as possible.
“What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert. “This will be the standard of care.”
California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences and the U.S. government reported that in a major study, remdesivir shortened the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover by four days on average — from 15 days to 11. Also, a trend toward fewer deaths was seen among those on the drug, Fauci said.
The study was run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and involved 1,063 hospitalized coronavirus patients around the world. Source: https://apnews.com/923e7fe01b35888ff5562ca577a26aa4
Spanish beach gets BLEACHED near the Costa del Sol as officials apologise: A municipal official from Zahara de los Atunes, near Cadiz, has come under fire by environmentalists after spraying a beach with diluted bleach in a misguided attempt to protect people from becoming infected with the coronavirus, according to a report. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/04/29/spanish-beach-gets-bleached-near-the-costa-del-sol-as-officials-apologise/
UK leader Boris Johnson, fiancee announce birth of baby boy: Both the mother and newborn were reported to be “doing very well”. The birth of Johnson’s son came after he returned to work on Monday following his recovery from Covid-19. Johnson was present for the birth but was back at work in 10 Downing St. within hours, as his government faces a deadline of next week to amend or extend the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Johnson’s office said he would take paternity leave later in the year. Source: https://apnews.com/apf-intlnews
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Stimulating Thought- how a stimulus package works:
-By Don Hill Jr. and Willie Brown (Ex SF mayor)
A tourist drives into town, stops at a motel and lays a $100 note on the desk, saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs before picking one for the night.
As soon as the tourist walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his feed supplier at the co-op.
The guy at the co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local hooker, who is dealing with the same economy as everyone else and has been offering her services on credit.
The hooker rushes to the motel and pays off her room bill.
The motel owner then places the $100 back on the counter and waits for the tourist to come back from checking out the rooms.
Just then, the tourist comes down the stairs, says the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 note and leaves.
No one produced anything. No one earned anything.
However, the whole town is now out of debt and can look to the future with a lot more optimism.
And that, my friends, is how a stimulus package works.
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The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline
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Useful Links, Info & Numbers
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231
Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238
Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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